Saab Snippets – Time, Koenigsegg And Double Dipping

Time It’s well past December 31, which is the time we all expected a decision from Mahindra as to whether or not they were going to invest in the ghost of Saab. NEVS’s money was expected to run out by then and Mahindra were going to provide two tranches of funds IF the deal was going to go ahead – $5mil for January and $5mil for Febraury – to keep the ghost afloat in ‘reorganisation’ (bankruptcy protection) until the deal is finalised. NEVS got a financial lifeline by selling tooling for spare parts to Orio, which explains why there was […]

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Thursday Snippets – Jokes, GM, Datsun and Sales

I work in an audit office. Suffice to say, jokes aren’t our strong point. I heard a couple of good ones on TV last night and thought I’d better record them for posterity. I’m sure they could be useful in the future. #1 A sweet young girl, around 8 years old, walks into a pet shop. She walks up to counter and asks the owner “Please sir, I’d like to buy a bunny rabbit.” The shopkeeper looks over the counter to the girl, smiles and asks “Would you like a white rabbit or a brown rabbit, young lady?” The girl […]

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The Rather Amazing and Slightly Strange UK Car Market

If you want to listen to this post in its original (and frankly, much more entertaining) form then go to Gareth Jones On Speed and download the latest podcast. This post is unashamedly pinched from that broadcast. I found it so fascinating that I had to adapt it for the written form here. Gareth Jones On Speed is a podcast hosted by….. Gareth Jones and featuring a couple of his mates. One of them, Richard Porter, is a writer for the Top Gear television show and Evo Magazine. In the latest episode of the podcast he shared some rather amazing […]

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